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RALEIGH : SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1802.
The Latest News.
The rigid surveillance over the telegraph by the
government, prevents the circulation of what little
reliable news there is stirring.
On the Peninsula every thing was quiet at last
accounts. We have no confirmation of the rumored
falling back of our forces at Yorktown, or of a sharp
skirmish or battle on Saturday last, in which it was
said our 14th Regiment participated. Strong doubts
are now expressed about McClellan's advance in force
upon our lines at Yorktown. He is fortifying, but
it is believed his troops will be transported to other
points, either to attack Norfolk or Richmond. Our
force is augmenting around Richmond, and'will give
the enemy battle at the first available point The
troops of the enemy are evidently being concen
trated upon Richmond.
I:i the battle at South Mills, it appears that our
loss was only 10 killed and 20 wounded. The com
mander of the enemy it is asserted was killed, but
whether it was Gen. Reno or Col. Hawkins, is not
certain. It is "said we captured 20 prisoners, 200
stand of arms, and 1,100 pounds of powder.
The bombardment of Fort Jackson continued up
to last accounts. The enemy had throw 2,500
13-inch shells, and thousands of them had fallen
into the Fort, yet our men had been remarkably
preserved. Only two of our men had been wound
ed in addition to former reports.
There are no indications of an early advance from
Xewbern by Burnside. When his fortifications
there are completed, we incline to the belief that he
will move off to some other point. The Nense will
soon be in no' condition, on account of low water,
to move his gunboats up the river.
We have no further intelligence from Fort Macon.
The last reports from our pickets nearest that point
are that firing continued in that direction at in
From a dispatch to the Charlotte Bulletin of
Thursday from Mobile of the 21st, we gather the
Reports from Missouri state that Gen. Seigel, of
the Federal army, bad died of pneumonia. Doubts
have been recently expressed that Gen. Buell was
in the battle at Pittsburg or Shiloh, but the Louis
ville papers state he arrived at Pittsburg on Sunday
night, and was in tbe battle of Monday. The ru
mors of hi3 death appear to gather strength, not
withstanding the report that he had telegraphed his
wife that he was unbanned.
From Nashville the report is that 4,000 Kentuck
ians had revolted and left the army in disgust and
gone home. It is also said, that there arc-!), 000
sick Yankee soldiers in that place, and that' they
with the stores, &c, Were being removed from Nash
ville to Bowling Green. All doubtful.
It is also rumored that the Federal troops at New
Madrid had left and gone up the Tennessee river to
reinforce the army there. This is likely, as the in
dications are that all the available force of the Yan
kees in the West will be concentrated at some point
on the river to march immediately upon Memphis
without attacking Corinth.
The rumor that Nashville or Iluntsville had been
taken by Gen. Kirby Smith is not confirmed.
Our loss in the battles of Shiloh and Pittsburg is
said to have been 1,800 killed and 8,000 wounded
and missing. The Yankee loss from 12 to 20,000.
If so, it was the most deadly confiict which ever oc
curred on the continent, we believe.
Skirmishes. We learn that our pickets below
Kinston, near Tuscarora, Capt Andrews's company, J
2d Cavalry, had two sharp skirmishes with the
enemy's pickets on Sunday and Monday last- On
Sunday they killed four Yankees, and three on
Monday. Capt. Andrews had his horse shot, but
we hear of no other casualties on our side.
Returning. Messrs. Gailher, Lander ar.d Mc
Lean, members of Congress' from this State, stopped
in this City a night or two ago on their return
Messrs. Oldham of Texas, and Clark of Missouri,
of the Senate, and Messrs. Foote of Tenn., and
Hcnly of Arkansas, of the Ilouse, are in this City
at the time of this writing. Mr. Yancey, of Ala.,
and others passed through.
Death. We regret to record the death of Capt
Joseph P. Jordan, of Henderson County, command
ing company G, of the 35th regiment Captoin J.
was taken ill with typhoid fever before the battle of
Xewbern, and was removed to this City, and had
been confined ever since under medical treatment,
at tbe Yarborough House. A few days ago we
learned he was better and likely to recover, but on
Tuesday morning last he grew worse and died sud
denly. His remains were carried home for. inter
ment Capt J. was a good citizen and soldier, and
a useful member of the Uouse of Commons.
Railroad Accident. On Tuesday evening last,
an accident occurred at the Central Depot The
engine and cars had been removed irom the track
which the Charlotte tram was to take, but the
latches had not been changed. At the hour for the
arrival of the Western train it came dashing on,
a very imprudent thing at a Depot, when instead
of keeping its proper track, it came swiftly upon the
cars and engine just removed out of its way, as it
was thought, smashing the cars severely, and a
negro man belonging to Mr. Barboe attempting to
escape, was knocked down by the tender and run
over. One arm was so mutilated that it had to be
amputated, besides injuries on his body.
SOth Reoimest. The 30th' N. C. regiment, CoL
Parker, has re-orgauized for the war, and re-elected
all rtk (Mtt-ottofcre.
VoL. xxviil-No. is. u
ft Mast Fight.
The crisis, as we have repeatedly said, demands
hard, desperate fighting. Knowledge of tactics,
strategy and good management are' all important,
but nothing is so imperiously needed now, as hard
fighting. . .
As yet we have had but little of it Most of the
time since the war began, has been spent in inaction.
Since the battle at Somerset, most of our strength
has been wasted by retreat "Falling back," with
few exceptions, has become the order of the day.
And what have we lost by it ? Missouri, Kentucky,
Tennessee, Maryland and Virginia are nearly lost to
us by this policy. If it be much longer persisted
in, can any one doubt the result?
Already, in spite of the declarations of the Vir
ginia press to the contrary, in spite of the disgrace
and the ruin it must bring, we find the idea still
haunts some minds that Virginia is to be abandoned,'
and that the army must make a successful stand in
the Cotton States. Why so? Is it because the
Cotton States will not rally to the rescue of the
Border States as they ought to do ? We hope not
We will not allow such an idea for a moment And
yet it is understood that after all the blood and thun
der talk of the fiery sons of the sunny South, scarce
ly one regiment out of ten of their twelve months'
men would re-enlist, before the passage of the con
script act We hope, for the honor of those who
claim to have brought about the revolution, that it
is not so. Virginia and North-Carolina have breast
ed the storm have poured out their men and money
without stint, and shall 'they be overrun? Never,
We must fight If we have officers and men in
the field who are afraid to risk their lives for the
cause of the South, who will back and back for fear
of having 4heir shins cracked, let them be sent
home and put others in their places. Let every
man understand that the time has come when all
must fight Let them build a wall of bayonets
around Richmond and Norfolk, and say to the ene
my, " thus far shalt thou come, but no farther."
We protest in the name of Southern independence,
that our armies shall not give back another inch.
Determination, desperate courage, even if our num
bers are small, will overthrow myriads.
What are we fighting for? Is it to show our own
skill our prowess to win glory for our leaders ?
If so, let the war end. But if we are fighting against
tyranny and despotism for liberty and independ- j
encc for our rights and our homes, let us fight af
never men fought before. j
The wnr has given us some specimens of good
fighting. We had some of it at Bethel, at Bull j
Ron, at Manassas, at Leesburg, at Springfield, at
Pea Ridge, at Fort Donclson and Winchester. We
had some for a while at Roanoke Island, and ev
bern. We had good fighting at Sliiloh and the
other day at South Mills, when Col. Wright's hand
ful drove 4,000 Yankees to their boats. But we
must have more of it, and harder yet, if we drive
the enemy from our borders. The roar of cannon '
the shai p crack of the rille the gleaming bayonet
the shrieks of the dying, do not make sweet music,
but we must familiarize ourselves with it, or we are ;
a conquered people. We must fight every man
who can, must fight, and we must do it up as our
men did at Shiloh. A participant in that fight says :
" We drove the federals from hill to hill and from
ravine to ravine all day long. I could not conceive,
before witnessing it, the desperate bravery of our
men. We exhausted our cartridges time and again,
and continued on with the bayonet. I never want
to see such a sight again ; it makes my blood run
cold to think about it ; the dead were piled up on
every field by the hundreds, with the most ghastly
looking wounds you ever looked at Most of the
Yankees that I saw dead were shot through the
head, and their brains had oozed out on the ground,
and the groans of the wounded were awful to hear."
Bravery and Courage.
We commend to the careful attention of our sol
diers and officers, the article on this subject in to
day's issue from the Charleston Mercury. If ever
the period will arrive in this war when these two
traits of character will be needed, the present is
that period. Courage as well as bravery are essen
tial to a soldier, but more especially to an officer.
The want of either in an officer often results in dis
grace or ruin to his command.
Now that many of our regiments are organizing
and re-organizing for the war, it is of the utmost
importance that those who are called upon to elect
officers, should weigh the matter well. Men who
seek to command, because of their own prido or po
sition before in civil life, arc seldom in possession of
the proper qualifications lor it Real merit is un
obtrusive and modest, nor will it press itself where
not invited;. hence in many ii stances, those who
are most fit to command a company or regiment are
The first qualification for command in any posi
tion during this war is, undoubtedly, true courage.
This added to a sound moral character and intelli
gence, constitutes the best basis for a successful sol
dier. Some men are dashing, reckless and indiffer
ent to consequences, and these are usually called
brave; but he only is a truly brave, jeliable man,
who has prepared his mind and heart foany emer
gency, and who understanding his responsibilities
both to God and man, is not afraid to die. Need we
say, that such men, and only such men are needed
to command, at this crisis.
Let those, therefore, upon whom the responsibili
ty rests to elect officers ol the army, look this matter
fully in the face. We have some reason to fear
that the spirit of electioneering is going on in the
camps, and that men of office-and influence are ex
erting themselves unduly, to clothe their friends and
favorites with the awful responsibility of leading
men like sheep to the slaughter-pen. Let none but
brave courageous,, competent men be chosen. Let
not the lives of our brave men and the destiny of
the South, be placed in unsafe hands.
38th Regiment. This regiment has enlisted for
the war and re organized by the election of the fol
lowing officers : Lt CoL Thomas Kenan, Colonel ;
Lt R. M. Armfield, Lt Col. ; and L. D. Andrews,
Major. This regiment has therefore chosen new field
The French Minister, Mons. Mercier has left Rich
mond, and returned to Washington City. The ob
jects or results of his visit have not been made
EtBwnow. The reader is directed to the bfll
passed just before the close of the session of Con
gress, exempting certain persons from military duty
aider tire conscription act
LEIGH. N. C. WEDNES
Interference in Elections.
We have before us a letter dated " Executive De
partment, Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, April
17, 1862," and signed " A. Gordon, Assistant Adju
tant General," addressed to a Captain ofthe52d
regiment, just formed at Camp Mangum, in which
the Captain is advised to vote for'a certain person
for Colonel of the regiment
We had heard before of letters of this kind from
the same quarter, having been addressed to the Cap
tains of companies in relation to former elections ;
but we did n,ot notice them, because wc hoped such
conduct would not be continued. It was thought,
by the Legislature and Convention, when the right
to elect their own officers was secured to the men
and company officers, that this right would be exer
cised by those to whom it belonged, without official
advice or interference from any quarter. It is no
reply to say that the person recommended by the
Assistant Adjutant General for the place of Colonel,
is well qualified, and would make a good officer ; for.
this is precisely the matter which the company offi
cers, acting for the men, have the right to deter
mine ; and no attempt should be made, by those
whom the law has set over the company officers, to
influence or sway them in the exercise of this right
This right of election is a sacred trust reposed in
the company officers for the benefit of the men and
for the good of the service ; and these, officers are
responsible only to the men and to their own con
sciences for the manner in which this trust is exe
cuted. It will-not do to say that no attempt has
been made to influence the elections, for the object
of the letter above referred to was to secure the elec
tion of a certain person as Colonel.
The maxim that " the patronage of the govern
ment should not be brought into conflict with the
freedom of elections," is as appl cablo to military as
it is to civil matters. Let elections of all kinds be
free; and by all that is just, and generous, and
righteous, let the men who fight our battles say,
through their officers, who they will have to lead
them. The Assistant Adjutant General has nothing
to do with the election of officers for companies or
regiments ; and any attempt on his part to interfere,
in the sl:ghtest degree, with such elections, de
serves prompt and stern rebuke.
Stjiange. When Hatteras was surrendered with
but a small loss of killed and wounded, and when
Roanoke Island was taken, and but few were killed
on our side, ' Virginia and South-Carolina papers
went into fits at the cowardice of the North-Carolinians.
The news to President Davis was "deeply
humiliating." Who talked of cowardice and who
was humiliated, when Port Royal surrendered with
a smaller loss ? Fort Pulaski gave up with none
killed and few wounded. Who charges cowardice
upon the men at Fott Pulaski? Is any body hu
miliated at the fall of Fort Pulaski ? The truth is,
North-Carolina has borne this species of prejudice
and injustice, until forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
Our boys in Virginia and elsewhere, who are taunt
ed in this sort of style, ought to make it a rule to
plant their fists between the two eyes of any fellow
who dares to insult them in this wav.
" It is a remarkable feature of the present revolu
tion that it threatens to sweep away in its progress
the fundamental principles for which it was under- j
taken. Its corner-stone principle or doctrine was l
the sovereignty of the States, a principle which lias
been altogether ignored in many acts of the govern
ment, even of the Congress."
The above will be regarded as a very remarkable
confession of the Richmond Examiner, when its
course in regard to conscription and other points of
political faith, is considered That paper is an ar
dent advocate of unlimited free trade, and when
Congress does not see proper to endorse its ultra
ism on that point, it chirges that body with igno
ring State sovereignty ; but when it, under the
pressure of an alleged military necessity, exercises
powers not authorized by the Constitution, and sub
versive of the l ights of the States, if they happen to
chime in with the monarchical nd despotic views
of that paper, imbibed by the long intercourse Of its
...lit. 4 V. n P.ifirl A 1 mw 1 1 i 1 nirlne nf ffurnna it
is all proper, and Congress is a very clever body.
So true is it, that in this day, men who prate most j
about principles principles, are found at the pinch j
to be devoid of any, except " the five loaves and the j
two fishes." Self-interest or pride of opinion are
the chief agents now-a-days, to transmute eveiy
thing into gold, or to make any measure right, just
Fall of Fort Pulaski. The Wilmington Journ
al, referring to the lull of Fort Pulaski, very justly
and truly says :
" If this is to be the history of our forts, if they are
to be abandoned as soon as thete appears J.o be a
danger that somebody may be hurt, then they had
better all be blown up at once. It is strange to read
of the seiges sustained by the hired mercenaries of
European monarchies ; to see how they have held
out for days and weeks and months, until food grew
scarce and they ate their very boots, and they were
on short allowance of water and the walls crumbled
around them, and death was busy in their thinned
ranks and in their emaciated frames ; it is strange,
we say, to read these things, and then to read of
Southern freemen fighting for their own homes' and
the homes of all that ought to be dear to them, giv
ing up a fort after thirty-two hours of fire, not
breached and with very few casualties, while the
boyish commander assures the world that he has
" done all that man can do 1"
Will this sort of thing do ? Can it do ? Either
this sort of thing must be stopped or the" war might
as well stop. The time for concealments and " soft
sodder" is past The thing must be changed. Men
must do better. Mere inexperienced youths must
not be put in such isolated posts requiring strength
of mind, experience and will. The press and the
public must put their face against these unresisting
capitulations, and that will do more lor the country
than any tale of horrors that ever happened, or any
attempt to justify what is not susceptible even of
.excuse save upon the ground of imbecility, and then
the burden of blame rests on the appointing power.
We have too many mere boys in positions of respon
sibility. We want stern determined men who will
have a moral ascendency over their commands, as
well ashe mere formula of a commission, and who
are self-balanced and prepared for any emergency.'
Arms. The Iredell Express says :
" We never believed Mr. Ashe received any au
thority from the President to "impress" arms, and
so intimated, last week; that it was apian of his
own to induce the people to part with their arms;"
We are inclined to think that Maj. Ashe acted
under authority. We learn that Mr. Gattber from
this State, introduced resolution of inquiry in
Congress in order to find out the truth, hut the res
olution of Mr. G. was laid upon the table, on mo
M of of his colleagues, Mr McDowell.
DAY. APRIL 30,
'We have not Borne Arms."
The following from the Richmond Examiner hits
off the blood and thunder 'destructives, who talk,
talk, but who can't be dragged into the war except by
a rope. The gentry of that school are filling the
offices of the South, and will back and back, as the
enemy advances, to theJSulf, unless they can find a
hiding place sooner, . or will go over to the enemy
"horse, foot and dragoons." Let the government
purge the offices of the land for conscripts and make
them fight: , '
" The bare conjecture of the possibility of the ene
my reaching Richmond has been enough to develop
the meanness and cowardice of a number of our bo
gus patriots, who are now intent to save their car
cases and property, and who congratulate themselves
that they have not committed themselves in any
way that the enemy can reach them, as " they hate
not Lome arm." We do not invent this wretched
congratulation to put. in the mouth of any man.
We have heard it from the lips of a man who had
boasted a while ago that he " brought on secession,"
and who, day and night from telegraph office to
War Department, and from street corner to street
corner, has gone about complaining that our troops
are cowards; that the government is not red-hot
enough; and that separation with the Yankees
should be made wide and impassable by the living
hell of an endless war.
It is sickening to see the amount of time-serving
and truckling meanness in a considerable portion of
human creatures. Any one who saw the display of
tergiversation last spring in Washington city, in
which fire-eaters suddenly became petitioners for
office under Lincoln, and hot-blooded secessionists
were transformed into "hen hussies" to take care
of their women and children, may be prepared to.
witness in Richmond, if it should ever be occupied
by the Yankees, similar displays on the part of
"original disunionists," whose only part in the' war
has been " to bring it on," to talk belligerently at the
telegraph office, to hanker around the War Depart
ment, and to spit fire on the street corners.
Some of these brave street-corner politicians are
constantly giving desperate advice to others ; and
while rich Mr. Fire-eater is advising all penniless
men to leave their families to starve and " fight for
liberty," no sooner is his own name enrolled for the
militia than he puts a pitch-plaster on his back,
sneaks by stealth up to the Board of Exemptions,
and gets a certificate of exemption for weakness of
the spine. So Mr. Fire-eater " does not bear arms,"
and, although he has been writing political tracts
all his life, or in some way firing the Southern heart,
or preaching orally damnation to the Yankees, he
expects, should they get to Richmond, to save his
money, stocks and plate because " he has not com
mitted himself in any way that the enemy can reach
Shame, unutterable shame, for such a plea I Tfie
tn.ly brave and patriotic man, who, by his misfor
tune, has been prevented from serving in the field
for bis country's cause, will not only disdain to
make this a pica for his safety. He will be glad
for the trial of his manhood he will rejoice to
answer to the enemy who confronts him, that though
his hands bave not borne arms, his soul has and
he will be proud thus to relieve himself of the dis
grace of not being found in the field by explaining
that his absence from it was a misfortune, unwel
come to a brave spirit anl not a coward's refuge."
Battle at South Mills. One of the. most bril
liant little encounters of the war was the attack ,of
eight companies of CoL Wright's Georgia regiment,
upon three or four thousand Yankees, commanded
by Gen. Reno, near South Mills, in Camden County.
It is thought our loss was not fifty, and the loss of
the enemy must have been several hundred. Pris
oners taken stated that Gen. Reno was among the
killed. Col. Wright had been reinforced, and was
ready for another attack. This battle shows what
may be done by determined valor.
Beaufort, N. O. The Yankee accounts of the
state of things in this place since they took posses
sion of it,, are humiliating. They represent that
300 of the citizens had taken the oath of allegiance
to Lincoln. The population is about 1,500. The
Collector had been arrested, and they seem to think
they arc getting on swimmingly. How n.uch of
these statements may be true we are not able to de
termine. Wc doubt if any of the respectable por
tion of that community have become traitors to the
State and the South.
A Correction. It was stated that in the recent
election by tbe stockholders "of a President of the
Chatham Coalfields Road, John Manning, Jr., Esq.,
of Chatham, was voted for. It is due to Mr. Man
ning to say that he was not a candidate, and that he
did not desire the place.
A King. The following article is clipped from
the last Concord Flag. The amount of wealth and
intellect allied with the monarchists, is not very
large we judge. Many broken down, spavined office
holders and office hunters, are perhaps the most
noisy advocates of a radical change in our govern
tnent, who no doubt labor to make the impression
that the wealth and the intellect of the country are
with them :
" It is a painful truth te be compelled to admit
that there are amongst us men, and men of no in
considerable ability, who are opposed to a republi
can form of government, men who wish in their
hearts that we had a king, an emperor, or an aris
tocracy fastened upon us. And the party embra
cing these views we fear is a powerful one. Wealth
and intellect are at their control, and alas ! if the
people do not arouse to a sense of the jeopardy in
' which, their liberties are placed, it may soon be too
late, too late."
Rev. C. D. Smith, of Macon county, is strongly
spoken of as the Conservative candidate for the posi
tion of Senatorial representative of the 50th District,
including Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Cherokee and
Clay counties. There is no safer hands to whom
the people of that District could confide the keeping
and defence of their interests in the next General
Assembly than Mr. Smith. The bold and indepen
dent position he chose to occupy in the Convention,
has won for him the confidence and esteem of bis
The names of Col. ' Joseph Cathey, of Haywood,
Gen. R. M. Henry, and David Siler, of Macon, have
also been mentioned, as we understand. All of these
gentlemen would make good representatives. It is
hoped the Conservatives will run but one candidate,
thereby insuring the election of a good man, to re
present the patriotic people of that Disrict No
mere demagogue is worthy the support of the people
of that District We are sure no one who makes
politics a trade, or office seeking a livelihood, will
receive the sufferages of a majority of the people.
Henderson Timet. ' .
. Tor tbe Standard.
A PEW OTHERS WANTED.
I am desirous of recruiting a few more able bodied
men for my Company. Those having it in view to
join, will please report to me in person between this
and the 10th of May, (at my residence,) as I hope
jny health will be so improved by that time as to
enable me to resume tbe duties' of my position.
Capt Co. G, 7th Regt N. a S. T.
Cedar Fork, April 84, 1W3. -
Whole Number 1413
Tiie Speculators. The South is at this moment
suffering ag seriously from the rapacity of specula
tors and ex tnrtioners as from the Yankees. What
shall be done to put a stop to the ruin bringing upon
us by our internal enemies ? The Wadesboro' Argus
thus hits off some of them:
mMnS money out of the
ml?, fthe,rn?'ghb.orsare generally those who were
most anxious to br.ng on the war-who were going
to pour out blood and treasure in defense of the
south, and who denounced as traitors all who did
not readily come into their Secession plans ! To
have heard them talk fifteen months ago, a Union
man would have expected to incur their lasting dis
pleasure by offering to fight when the hour of trial
came so anxious did they seem to have the credit
or breaking up the old Government and building up
the new But what a change ! Now, where death
shots rail thickest where carnage rides upon the
gale, where every rivulent runs red with blood of
treemen, there the old Union men are found, breast
ing the storm and bearing their bosoms to the foe
man js steel. Where are the " Original Secession
ists ? At home, living m ease and comfort, and
speculating in corn, leather, bacon, uhi&ley, ("tell
it not in Gath !") and other articles essential and
unessential to the . support of life ! ! Carrying
corn and flour out of the State and getting
a high price for it, while the wives and children of
those men whom only a short time ago, they de
nounced as untrue to the South, but who are now
far away, fighting and dying for Liberty, ire suffer
ing, aye in some instances nearly starting for the
want of food ! God help us 1
Tyranny and oppression are not confined entirely
to the Northern Vandals, and without a change here
at home, fighting will not cease at the end of this
war should we live to seethe end if indeed these
craven hearted speculatorcan fight"
Piedmont Railroad. The regular Richmond cor
respondent of the Charleston Mercury, asserted the
other day, that the government had abandoned the
project of building the Piedmont Railroad in this
State. The assertion seems not to be well-founded.
Our advertising columns announce that the General
Commissioners of that Road are called to meet in
Richmond on the 29lh inst, to confer with the Sec
retary of War, in regard to the immediate construc
tion of the Road. .
EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE CONSCRIPTION
LAW OF CONGRESS. '
The following exemption bill was passed by Con
gress, end signed by the President, just before the
A bill to be entitled " An act to exempt certain
persons from enrolment for service in the armies
of the Confederate States."
Sec. 1. The Congress of the Confederate States
of America do enact. That all persons who shall
be held to be unfit for military service under rules
to be prescribed by the Secretary of War ; all in
the service or employ of the Confederate States; all
judicial and executive officers of Confederate or State
governments; the members of both Houses of Con
gress, and of the Legislatures of the several States,
and their respective officers ; ail clerks of the offi
cers of the State and Confederate governments al
lowed by law ; ail engaged in carrying tbe mails ;
all ferrymen on post routes ; all pilots and persons
engaged in the marine service, and in actual service
on river and railroad routes of transportation ; tele
graphic operatives and ministers of religion, in the
regular discharge of ministerial duties ; all engaged
in working iron mines, furnaces and foundries ; all
journeyman printers actually employed in rinting
newspapers ; all Presidents and Professors of Col
leges and academies, and all teachers having as many
as twenty scholars ; superintendents of the public
hospitals, lunatic asylums, and the regular nurses
and attendants therein, and tha teachers employed
in the institutions for the deaf ar.d dumb and blind;
in each apothecary store now established one apoth
ecary in good standing, who is a practical druggist ;
superintendents and operatives ir wool and other
factories, who may be exempted by the Secretary of
War, shall be, and are hereby, exempted from mili
tary service in the armies of theConfederate States.
Fur the Standard.
Wilmington, N. C, April 23, 1862.
Mr. Editor : It is with feelings of sadness that
I announce the death of Mr. Joseph Hill Wright
Few have lived so short a time, and died so young,
with more friends ; possessed of a cheerful and hap
py disposition, and looking upon the world as actu
ated by the same principles and feelings which gov
There is nothing whatever in the way of news.
Wilmington is almost a deserted - place, and the
dullest place possibly under Heaven. As for busi
ness, it has died dead. Our whole people are look
ing in the direction of the Peninsula, and expecting
the bloodiest kind of a battle.
The conscription bill creates no little excitement
It' is useless to say how the minds of the people run
in regard to it. It is a law- passed by our Repre
sentatives, and of course will be carried into effect
Nearly every man you meet now, is either a Cap-,
tain or Lieutenant, or at least a candidate for office.
To-day is dr'dl day ugain it is drill, drill, drill:
Every roan must go every Monday and Thursday ;
perfectly right, only it ought to be oftener.
Another vessel has left this port ran the block
ade, and must be now somewhere near Nassau.
I think Gov. Clark's proclamation has met with
general approbation here. WORRELL.
For the Standard.
Mr. Editor : The movement in this county to in
fluence the Convention to repeal the ordinance
against the distillation of grain, referred to in my
communication in your paper of the 9th inst, was
a total failure. After advertising for a week or more
j in every part of the county, for those who were op- j
i posed to the ordinance to meet at the Court House
on a certain day and that day arriving, proveu iu
be a very favorable and pleasant one, anu auer wait
ing till 3 o'clock, P. M., the leaders were able to
rally seven hands all told From this, I suppose
they concluded they were on the wrong side of the
question, and went home without holding a meet
in". This most striking demonstration of the ap
proval of our people of the ordinance, relicv.es us of
the necessity of holding any meeting to shew our
approval of the ordinance. And further than this,
I ascertained before the day appointed for this meet
in" of those opposed to the ordinance, that every
distiller in the side of the county in which I live,
(and they are not a few,) declared, if they attended
that meeting at all it would be for the purpose of
opposing the object of it, and for supporting the or
dinance declaring that they were convinced that
it was for the good and safety of the country, and
that they were determined to stop their stills wheth
er the ordinance was repealed or not I am satis
fied that a majority of the distillers, themselves, of
this county, if gotten together, would sustain the
ordinance. This shows that our people are truly
patriotic, and determined to go for the good and the
safety of their country, though it be against thsir
Our county is all right, and will ever shew her
self ready, as she has already done, to respond to
the calls of her country for its defence. I must say
before closing this communication, that I have a
high regard for the gentleman who seemed to be
the leader of those opposing tbe ordinance, and I
am sure it was, or is, not lor any want of fidelity to.
his country, but (as I conceive) an erroneous opinion
that bis private rights were invaded, that he op
posed it I hope that all the comities of. tMk, and
every other State in the Southern Confederacy, are
as sound upon this question as out. ' , : '
- ' ' W jt. 8b'
DmU Cntty, If. 0, April 19, 180S.
Ora Kjllkd axv Wocroro.-Tji
tenn gives the following list of
missing in the JCth C.'reiwaiyie late battle
on me peninsula: -
Co- A, Cspt SUnseL
I) " McRes. i '
O, " Lore, -
D. i Perry,
Died from wound received in the head.
. 9!; McKin"ey was shot in the head, and instant
Capt Stansel is not killed but wounded, and has
probably returned home. Standard.
Tbk Govkbkobship. The Salisbury Watchman
holds the following truthful language
" We believe there is no more profound states
man and true and honest man in tbe Confederacy
than Mr. Graham. We feel perfectly confident he
will be one of the very last men in the Confederacy
to yield an iota of our rights and interests m this
struggle. He is far seeing, wise and prudent : and
almost as fixed in purposo as the hills of hjs native
State. He deliderates calmly, examines thoroughly,
and reaches his conclusions cautiously ; but having
settled a point . all the powers on earth can't drive
him from it He has been equal to evary public
trail to which he has been subjected by his fellow
citizens and we doubt not would be equal to the
requirements of the present fiery ordeaL"
The Norfolk Day Book speaking of the adjourn
ment of Congress, says, very truly :
"Since the beginning of this revolution, the peo
pie have been in advance of their rulers ; and there
is but little doubt that had our legislators, State and
Confederate, displayed the same energy manifested
by their constituents, that affairs would to day have
presented a different aspect We had hoped, how
ever, that Congress was fully alive to the exigencies
of the occasion, and confess to serious disappoint
ment in the passage of the Resolution to adjourn
over from tho 21st inst, to the " third Monday in
August" ' ' ' -
Impro vemexts in Candi.es. Steep the cotton wick
in water in which has been dissolved a considerable
quantity of nitrato of potassa chlorate of potassa
answers still better, but it is two expensive fof com
mon practice by this means a purer flame anil su
perior light are secured, a more perfect combustion
is insured, and snuffing is rendered, nearly as super
fluous as in wax caudles. The wicks must be thor
oughly dried before the tallow is put to them,
From the West. At last accounts, our forces
under Beauregard were about Corinth, our camps
extending to Monterey about 12 miles from Cor
inth in the direction of the enemy. The roads be
tween the antagonistic forces are said to be very
bad. An early advance on Pittsburg Beems not to.
be expected, nor does the enemy appear disposed to
advance upon Corinth. It is rumored that he is
going down the river, but it is not reliable. The
low water may however soon compel him to do so.
It was rumored at Knoxville that Gen. Fremont
had left Western Virginia to join the Federals at
Pittsburg. Gen. Halleck had gone to that quarter,
which rather confirms tho report of Buell's death.
Several of the Yankee prisoners say he was killed,
and as Gen. Grant replied to Gen. Beauregard's
proposition to suspend hostilities for the burial of
tbe dead, and not Gen. Buell, it is thought he must
Fort Pillow, about SO miles above Memphis, was
stacked on the 13th, which was. continued up to the
last accounts. The report that the Federals had
landed a heavy force above the Fort, has been de
nied. The Fort is considered to be a strong po
Forts Jackson and St Phillip, about 100 miles
below New Orleans, had been attacked' by the mor
tar fleet with great vigor. The enemy bad fired
370,000 pounds of powder and 1,000 tons of iron,
doing us but little damage our loss having been
up to the 21st inst, five killed and ten wounded
Two mortar boats were sunk and a steamer disabled
on the 20th. ,
The rumor of the re-taking of Nashville, Tenn.,
by Gen. Kirby Smith, is not credited. Gen. S. was
Witbin 16 miles of Iluntsville. Ala., on th 17th
with a force of 10,000 men. He may be in posses
sion of Huntsville."
Gen. Price had resigned his position as Major
General of the Missouri State Troops. He is, how
ever, a Major General in the Confederate strvice.
Gens. Breckinridge and Hindman have been ap
pointed Major Generals, Adj't Gen. Jordan, a Brig
adier and Capt Jack Morgan, a Colonel The peo
ple of Nashville are still defiant towards the enemy.
Virginia. We have nothing reliable from York
town. Rumors of a falling back of our troops are
frequent, but we have no confirmation. Another
fight is said to have occurred there on Friday or
Saturday last in which our 14th regiment is said
to have participated and to have behaved admirably,
but we have no particulars and nothing definite
about the battle.
Gen. McDowell is said to be advancing with
S0,000 men from tho Rappahannock upon Rich
mond, and it is rumored that Gen. Banks has left
,the valley with the same number, to effect a junc
tion with him in Louisa or Caroline Counties. It
is also believed that Gen, J.-kson is moving towards
Richmond, to join his forces with those under Gens.
Ewell, Pettigrew, Field and others, to give the ene
my battle in Louisa. Gen. Jackson will -no' doubt
be ready for them. Immense results depend upon
the approaching contest near Richmond. Some,
however, belive that McClellan will still wove upon
Norfolk first f
Tub South. There is nothing new from Savan
nah. Yankee prisoners recently taken say that at
the bombardment of Fort Pulaski seventeen Fed
erals were killed and one of the garrison. The
walls of tbe fort were not breached.
At Ctiotnn, on the Kthlnat , Oil. J. W. Mosxur, high
ly respectable and venerable citixen.
In Franklinsville, N. C, Apiil 1Mb, nf disease of the
heart, Mrs. Lour Makepeaci, wifo of George Makepeace,
in the 5-th year of her age.. The ricceated was a member
of the M. E. Church duriujr the last thirty-eight rears, and
waa a strict observer of (he rules and discipline of tbe
same; was always kind and attentive to the aick and the
poor, and leaves a large oirele of friends to mourn their
losa. . ' .... Com.
In thisCitv, on the morning of the 21st of April, of con
sumption, iScsAN, wife c Dr. R. C. Swain, f Weldon, K.
C, and daughter of the late Thomas Bart, Esq., of Shelby -ville,
Tennessee. - .
For several years she bad been sytnember of the Presby
terian Church, and fell asleep, sweetly, in -tbe faith of
- Jesus. Though in t he spring time of being, tbe bride of a
e I . w.,.tl,. mnA V. I. .1... . mmAm life
jrW BUIM I lltuu.uo, I u .Ul UULU VJ lliwill Ills. iMw-v ...w
. to her beautiful and full of promise, she freely gave up all.
She knew in whom she bad trusted, and leaning on His
arm, feared no evil while passing through tbe dark vat
ley aud shadow of death." t
Better, far better, that 'the beautiful morning tlond
should melt away in the pure sunlight, than float on tbro
the long, long summer day tq wear itself out in storms st
night-fall; for V
" The less of this cold world, tbe more of Heaven,
Tbe briefer life, tbe earlier inworulity."
And we know her spirit sings
Where seraph ones bave trod,
Veiling their faces 'nralh their wtefs,
Before tbe throes of God!" W
fj- RaUlgh Register and Spirit of it V"'rT- j.
JLdm Wilmington wild fcrtber-i
SSl?S!ii whSw wavAeUttin m tpodeuelity of
hhiaCDKaad BLOOMIRTi 5 sanse place
artistes nsuffly JSSSfT!
at reasonable press. TEH1I8 CaVMfc-. . ,
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